Researchers are conducting an eDelphi study focusing on addressing clinical services for children with hearing loss in Kuwait.

In an earlier qualitative study, several gaps were identified in early intervention services for children with hearing loss in Kuwait. To address these gaps, the current study aims to develop an international consensus on the best evidence-based solution for improving clinical services for children with hearing loss in Kuwait using an eDelphi methodology.

This study will involve 3-4 rounds. We estimate that it would be approximately 15–25 minutes for Round 1, and 10–20 minutes for the following rounds.

In the first round, participants will receive an electronic link and have two weeks to respond to a list of statements describing evidence-based approaches in the management of children with hearing loss.

They will be asked to rate the relevance of each statement and will be provided with the opportunity to make additional comments or propose new ideas to be added to the following round.

During the second, third, and fourth rounds, participants will be supplied with the group responses from the previous round along with another set of statements. They will be given the opportunity to revise responses and re-rate each question.

Consensus will be achieved when there is little disagreement between the respondents. Typically, three or four rounds are completed to complete the study, but the number of rounds will depend on the level of agreement and the response rate.


The panel of experts will consist of experts in the field of early intervention clinical practice (clinicians and researchers) working with children with hearing loss.

The inclusion criteria:

  • Experts satisfies the inclusion criteria for participation in this study if they are:
  • Health/allied health professionals who are currently providing services to children with hearing loss.
  • Academics in the field of paediatric hearing loss
  • Able to read and write in English

Register your interest

More information about this study is in the link below. If you agree to take part in this study please read, complete, and sign the consent form found in the link.

Register your interest

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No.2022/HE000791]